Liam Payne steps out alongside Cheryl Cole in her huge baby bump

Washington: Cheryl Cole’s undeniable baby bump seems to finally put rumors to rest once and for all, after months of speculation that the girlfriend of former ‘ One Direction’ member Liam Payne was pregnant with their first child.

The couple stepped out hand-in-hand at the ‘St James Christmas Carol Concert’ in London, and in her figure-hugging dress, it was hard to deny the presence of the lovebirds’ soon-to-be little one, reports E! Online.

A source informed that ‘The X Factor’ judge is indeed expecting and currently in her second trimester. Neither star has ever engaged with the rampant speculation or responded to official requests for comment.

The ‘Drag Me Down’ crooner and Cole started dating in February this year, eventually taking their romance public three months later at a charity gala.

Rumors that the pair were set to become parents sparked in September, when the 33-year-old’s mother was spotted purchasing pregnancy products.

However, despite both the singers keeping their lips sealed, Cole’s former ‘ Girls Aloud’ bandmate Kimberly Walsh told the Sunday People that Cole is “really happy right now” and that she would be a brilliant mum because she has loads of nieces and nephews and so “used to” the madness of children. (ANI)